Terms & conditions

Terms and conditions of website use acceptance of conditions

New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited (trading as Scion), Rotorua, New Zealand holds all copyright and intellectual property rights in this website and the information on this website (except as expressly stated otherwise) and reserves all rights.

Site Use Reproduction and fair use of any of the material contained on this site for your own use is welcomed provided that all copyright notices are kept intact and you acknowledge the source of the material.

You may download content from this site for your personal or internal use only. You may not commercially exploit this site or its contents.

User contributions

Any material or information you contribute or post to this site by way of discussion boards or otherwise must not be illegal, obscene, threatening, inflammatory, invasive of privacy, infringe any intellectual property rights or otherwise be injurious to third parties or objectionable. Any such material or information must not contain any software viruses, mass mailings or any form of "spam". Scion may remove or edit any such material or information as it sees fit.

You grant to Scion, free of charge, copyright and intellectual property rights in materials or information contributed or posted to this site by you except as expressly reserved by you. You further grant to Scion, its subsidiaries and any other users of this web site, the right to reproduce and make fair use of such materials or information contributed or posted to this site by you in which you reserve copyright, without compensation to you.


This website is intended for information and general interest only. It is not intended to be a substitute for specific specialist advice on any matter and should not be relied on for that purpose. Scion is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any information provided on this site and if you choose to access this site and/or use such information, you do so at your own risk. Scion will not be liable for any damage, loss (including indirect losses, loss of profits or consequential damages) costs or expenses of any kind which arise out of or result from any use or inability to use this website, or any reliance on the information contained on this website.

User obligations

Information submitted in your registration form must be complete and accurate. By submitting your registration you are warranting that all such information is true, accurate, current and complete.

If you register at this site you will take reasonable precautions to ensure the confidentiality of your password and account. You will be responsible for all activities that occur under your account or password and will immediately notify Scion of any unauthorised use of your account or password. If Scion believes that you have not complied with any of your obligations it may at any time suspend or terminate your access to this site at its discretion.


We will hold any personal information received through this website securely and will use that information only for our own business purposes. You may access that information by request made to our offices and request the correction of any errors in that information.

The Scion website uses Google Analytics and it’s Demographic and Interests reports to monitor web traffic - this service uses cookies to collect anonymous traffic data. As part of this, we will not (and will not allow any third party to) use the Service to track or collect personally identifiable information of Internet users, nor will we (or will we allow any third party to) associate any data gathered from our website(s) (or such third parties' website(s)) with any personally identifying information. We will abide by an appropriate privacy policy and will comply with all applicable laws relating to the collection of information from visitors to our website(s).

You can opt-out of Google Analytics by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-On [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout].

Site monitoring

Activity on this site may be monitored to ensure that Scion complies with its legal obligations to ensure protection from cyber security threats and to ensure appropriate use. Monitoring may include activity analysis and reporting, and occasional formal auditing. Monitoring may occur through services and software provided by one or more third parties.


This site contains links to the web sites of other businesses affiliated with Scion. Scion has not examined or evaluated any of these web sites and accordingly is not responsible for your use of any such web sites.


Scion reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or terminate or suspend operation of this website or these conditions of use, with or without notice.

Scion will not be responsible to you or any third parties in respect of any such termination, modification or suspension.

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Governing law

By visiting this site you agree that the laws of New Zealand, without regard to any principles of conflicts of laws, will govern your relationship with Scion. You further agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand for the purpose of hearing and determining all claims in connection with this site or these terms and conditions.

* Scion is the trading name of New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited